noun rap·port \ra-ˈpr, rə-\

: a friendly relationship

Full Definition of RAPPORT

:  relation; especially :  relation marked by harmony, conformity, accord, or affinity

Examples of RAPPORT

  1. He quickly developed a good rapport with the other teachers.
  2. She works hard to build rapport with her patients.
  3. There is a lack of rapport between the members of the group.
  4. Carter had some conventional assets. Although he was a southerner, he had an easy rapport with blacks and the early support of some key black leaders in his home state … —Jack W. Germond, Fat Man in a Middle Seat, 2002

Origin of RAPPORT

French, from rapporter to bring back, refer, from Old French raporter to bring back, from re- + aporter to bring, from Latin apportare, from ad- ad- + portare to carry — more at fare
First Known Use: circa 1661
RAPPORT Defined for Kids


noun rap·port \ra-ˈpr\

Definition of RAPPORT for Kids

:  a friendly relationship
Medical Dictionary


noun rap·port \ra-ˈp(ə)r, rə-\

Medical Definition of RAPPORT

:  relation characterized by harmony, conformity, accord, or affinity
:  confidence of a subject in the operator (as in hypnotism, psychotherapy, or mental testing) with willingness to cooperate <the first step in treatment is establishment of a firm rapport—C. A. H. Watts>


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